Great Northern Bean Soup

Try this hearty soup for lunch or dinner

No state produces more Great Northern Beans than Nebraska, which is why we chose this hearty, white bean soup for the state. The sautéed bacon, and vegetables flavor this soup, while the starches from the beans thicken it.

4
Servings
572
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2  Pound  bacon, sliced into lardons
  • medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2  Cup  celery, diced
  • 1/2  Cup  carrots, diced
  • large potato, diced
  • leek, diced
  • cloves garlic, minced
  • bay leaf
  • sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1  Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  Teaspoon  black pepper
  • 4  Cups  vegetable stock
  • 30  Ounces  canned Great Northern Beans, drained and rinsed

Directions

In a soup pot over medium-high heat, sauté the bacon lardon to render the fat. Cook until crisp about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan, and set aside. In the reserved bacon grease, cook the onion, celery, carrots, potato, and leek. Stir the vegetables to prevent burning. Lower the heat if necessary and cook until soft, about 15 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for a minute. Add the bay leaf, thyme, salt, pepper, and vegetable stock. Simmer for about 20 minutes to finish cooking the vegetables.

Stir in the beans, and cook for an additional 20 minutes, or until the beans are cooked. Add the bacon back into the soup, and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
33g
47%
Sugar
28g
31%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
76mg
25%
Carbohydrate, by difference
48g
37%
Protein
22g
48%
Vitamin A, RAE
215µg
31%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
9mg
12%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
118mg
12%
Choline, total
13mg
3%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
14µg
4%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
23mg
7%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
44mg
6%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
1628mg
100%
Water
228g
8%

Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.